19 Jun 2024
--- Connected packaging technologies like QR codes and near-field communication (NFC) tags are now a core part of most businesses’ growth strategies, with 85% of brands reporting their intention to boost investments in... Read More
12 Jun 2024
--- Innova Market Insights data indicates that Soups & Sauces product launches are increasing globally, featuring a 5% year-over-year growth between April 2022 to March 2024. These products are pivotal for the packaging... Read More
12 Jun 2024
--- Austria is the world’s best country for recycling, according to a new study by Reloop and Eunomia Research and Consulting. Wales, Taiwan, Germany and Belgium are next in the top five of the 48 countries ranked by the... Read More
31 May 2024
--- A survey commissioned by Huhtamaki reveals that most Finns are satisfied with their recycling habits. More than 80% of those questioned say they recycle paper-based packaging, and nine out of ten recycle cardboard boxes.... Read More
27 May 2024
--- UK waste management firm Biffa has confirmed it is taking legal action against the Scottish government over the nation’s delayed deposit return scheme (DRS), for which the company invested £65 million (US$81... Read More
27 May 2024
--- Gerresheimer Glas, an indirect subsidiary of Gerresheimer, has signed a purchase agreement to acquire Blitz LuxCo Sarl, the holding company of Bormioli Pharma Group. With the acquisition, Gerresheimer says it strengthens its... Read More
24 May 2024
--- Aptar Beauty has introduced NeoDropper, an innovative dropper designed to enhance the precision and efficiency of skin care applications. The new product aims to “reinvent” the traditional dropper mechanism,... Read More
24 May 2024
--- This week in industry news, Mondi invested €200 million (US$216 million) in a high-quality recycled containerboard machine at its Duino mill in Italy. Meanwhile, LyondellBasell unveiled its Polybatch Effects Frost... Read More
22 May 2024
--- Glass has long stood out for its sustainability and protective qualities. However, the recent shift in the alcohol industry toward lighter and more durable materials such as PET and paper has posed significant challenges for... Read More
10 May 2024
--- This week in industry news, Suzano announced its Cerrado Project, the “largest single-line pulp mill in the world,” will be operational in coming weeks. Meanwhile, Amcor worked with personal care company Avon to... Read More
03 May 2024
--- This week in industry news, Sappi future-proofed its mill in Austria to adapt to digitalization and industry 4.0 needs. Meanwhile, SIG launched a spouted pouch system featuring in-line pouch sterilization and Carbios... Read More
02 May 2024
--- Quadpack is launching a new glass airless packaging range branded Crystal Ballet. The solution is a refillable, double-wall, airless pack featuring a high-end glass bottle. Its design houses airless technology and a... Read More
29 Apr 2024
--- April began with Century Aluminum planning the first new aluminum smelter in the US in 45 years. Empack was held in the Netherlands, where we reported live from the show floor. Meanwhile, International Paper secured a deal... Read More
15 Apr 2024
--- After almost five years of planning and research, environmental consultancy expert Paul Foulkes-Arellano and material sciences specialist Dr. Julia Freer Goldstein have published a new book on how industries like packaging... Read More
12 Apr 2024
--- This week in industry news, Right Coast Spirits Italian Ice became the first brand to be packed in O-I Glass’ Drinktainer. Meanwhile, SABIC announced the decommissioning of its naphtha cracker Olefins 3 and Berlin... Read More
10 Apr 2024
--- Reusable packaging is gaining momentum across the EU, according to Marcel Keuenhof, sustainable packaging expert at Planet Reuse. At Empack 2024 in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, April 9–11, Planet Reuse is presenting its... Read More
01 Apr 2024
--- March began with the British government backing Ineos’ Project One ethane cracker in Belgium, despite heavy opposition from environmental and legal rights organizations. Meanwhile, the Packaging and Packaging Waste... Read More
27 Mar 2024
--- Glass packaging innovator Owens-Illinois Glass (O-I) Brazil provides a progress update about its latest partnership to increase glass recycling around soccer games, “Recycle and Make a Goal,” which aims to reduce... Read More
27 Mar 2024
--- Soft drink packagers face numerous challenges associated with the sector’s main materials: plastic, metal and glass. Each presents different production, waste management, and design problems that compound as... Read More
26 Mar 2024
--- Ireland’s national deposit return scheme (DRS) has achieved “radical” success since its implementation on February 1, according to the country’s waste management operators. Within the first six weeks,... Read More